Chard – Rainbow Mix


A vegetable garden must-have! Easy to grow and highly nutritious and delicious

Chard – Rainbow Mix Information

  • Your plants will arrive as multi-sown plugs, ready to be planted out

  • Number of vegetable plant plugs in the box: 10
  • Latin name for Chard – Rainbow Mix: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Also known as ‘Bright Lights’, this chard mix has an exciting and extremely vibrant rainbow of sturdy and shiny coloured stems. It is packed with flavour and nutrients and is a doddle to grow. It’s also a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner! Crowned with large, deep green leaves, ‘Bright Lights’ looks wonderful if left to grow into large plants. Its technicolour stems grow wide and thick and give a big hit of colour to the garden. Leaves and stems can be harvested very young and tender to add colour to salads, and when grown to a medium size provides iron-rich, sweet and juicy leaves which are wonderful in almost any meal.

Chard planting schedule

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Spring delivery, Summer delivery, Autumn and Winter Delivery

What to do when your plants arrive

  1. Unpack them. Your seedlings will arrive carefully packed in bio-degradable straw, cardboard and paper. They may look a little bit bedraggled from their journey. Don’t panic – this is totally normal and they should soon perk up. Please try and unpack your plants as soon as they arrive, as every extra hour they spend in the box will add to the stress of travelling to their new home.
  2. Give them a drink. Having spent a day or two in the post, your new plants will be thirsty! Stand them up in some fresh water for a few minutes to make sure their roots have been thoroughly soaked before planting.
  3. Plant them out into their forever home! Your plants can’t wait to get their roots into the soil. Plant them out according to the instructions that will have come in the box with them. Make sure you water them in well, and give them plenty to drink until their roots have had a chance to get settled.


As you well know, plants are unpredictable creatures and so is the British weather. As such, we reserve the right to substitute items in your order for an equivalent variety. To find out more about substitutions, please take a look at our terms and conditions.


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Planning your site

Lettuces and crops grown for their individual leaves need plenty of sunshine and moisture-retentive soil. They will grow well almost anywhere that you can provide these conditions – Raised beds or pots, beds or windowsill containers!

Growing tips

Try to give plants about 15cm between them although looseleaf and Oriental salad crops can be planted more closely together. Keep plants well watered, watering the soil not the leaves, particularly during dry spells and try to keep the weeds down avoid competition.Cover oriental salads and leafy plants with cloches for protection before the frosts if overwintering.

What to watch out for

The biggest issue facing lettuces and plants grown for their individual leaves is erratic watering. Be sure to try to keep to a regular watering plan, early in the morning before the sun gets hot if possible, with evening watering the next best choice. Many leafy crops are prone to bolting if they experience water stress. If your soil and plants are wet in the evening it may encourage slug and snails at night! If your lettuce plant wilts suddenly it could be a sign of pests in the roots and you will need to dig up the plant and dispose of it to avoid infection through your crop. Many of the hardier winter salad crops, especially the Oriental varieties are of the Brassica family so it is worth orienteering yourself with ‘what to watch out for’ in the Brassica plants section.


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